Chorizo and vegetable soup

When I cook, I would say that 90% of the recipes we try are either made up as I go along or massively different from the recipe I’m following (usually as i don’t have the ingredients/don’t like something or generally forget to put it in).

So for lunch today I decided to go for a throw it all in and hope sort of recipe and used several other recipes I had seen as a bit of inspiration as to what works and it was delicious! Perfect for lunch or a light evening meal, this chorizo and vegetable soup is certain to fill that gap.

Chorizo and vegetable soup

Chorizo & Vegetable Soup

Chorizo and vegetable soup


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped into 1.5cm chunkes
  • 150g green beans, trimmed and cut into 3cm pieces
  • 100g chorizo sausage, skinned and cut into 1cm pieces
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (or more if you like it hot)
  • 2 400g cans of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 400g haricot beans


  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick saucepan.
  • Add the onion and garlic and fry gently for 5 minutes until softened but not coloured, stirring often.
  • Add the chorizo, paprika and carrots to the pan and cook on a low heat for a couple of minutes, stirring until the chorizo releases its oil.
  • Add the tinned tomatoes, stock, chilli flakes and sugar and turn the heat up.
  • Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 12 minutes.
  • Add the canned beans and fresh beans then season with salt and pepper before bringing it back to a simmer.
  • Let it cook for 10 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  • Serve with fresh bread for a delicious dinner.

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